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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Royal Navy’s elite Special Boat Service troops are living in ‘appalling’ and ‘below-standard’ conditions | Portsmouth News

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During a House of Common’s defense committee hearing the poor state of Special Boat Service housing accommodations. The SBS is the SAS’s sister unit, based in Poole, Dorset, the SBS mainly recruits out of the Royal Marines. During the hearing, Conservative MP Richard Drax with representatives from the heads of the Naval Families Federation, RAF Families Federation and Army Families Federation stated that he has personally visited where they stay and maintains they are way below standard. The interim chief executive officer of the Naval Families Federation promised to look into the issue. The issue was raised just weeks after their were complaints that the SBS could not train properly in the small pool they are afforded.

Source: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/royal-navys-elite-special-boat-service-troops-are-living-in-appalling-and-below-standard-conditions-3552973


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